The exact language of the legislation is provided below and can be found on lines 54-58 of HB 841. Additionally, this language can be found in various city charters across the state of Georgia.

“To regulate and license or to prohibit the keeping or running at large of animals and fowl and to provide for the impoundment of same if in violation of any ordinance or lawful order; to provide for the disposition by sale, gift, or humane destruction of animals and fowl when not redeemed as provided by ordinance; and to provide punishment for violation of ordinances enacted under this charter;”